Rangers Academy star Kai Kennedy has joined Falkirk on a season-long loan as he reunited with John McGlynn after working with him at Raith Rovers.

Kennedy has had stints at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic and Hamilton Academical but has struggled to follow the likes of Alex Lowry and Charlie McCann into the first-team squad at Ibrox.

Kennedy joins the League One side as they look to secure promotion back to the Championship and Bairns boss McGlynn is delighted to land the midfielder.

“Kai is a player Paul and I have worked with previously at Raith Rovers,” McGlynn said. “We enjoyed working with him and he enjoyed working with us, and we hope that will be the same again. Kai gives us real competition in the wider areas, he can play at both sides and in a number 10 position.

“He’s going to be in competition with the guys who are already in the team, and he needs to force himself in which is exactly what he’s going to try and do. It will breed good competition with others trying to play well to stay in the team.

“Kai has come here to do well, he wants to kick his career on and we’re looking to help him, and all the other players here at Falkirk with that. We’re still looking within the transfer market, and we are still hopeful that we’ll be bringing others in. I would like to thank everyone at Rangers who has made this loan deal possible.”

Kennedy needs massive season after step back to join Falkirk

Having spent the last couple of seasons in the Championship, joining Falkirk in League One is a bit of a step backwards for Kennedy.

While he’ll get the chance to work with McGlynn again, it doesn’t really bode well for his long-term Rangers future.

The midfielder will probably be best using the move to put himself in a shop window for a permanent move as it looks like his chance of making a name for himself at Ibrox seems to have passed by.

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